The economics of identity

Prof. Alan Kirman, Aix-Marseille Université

About the speaker
Alan Kirman is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Aix Marseille Université and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His PhD is from Princeton and he has been professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, the Universte Libre de Bruxelles, Warwick University and the European University Institute in Florence. He was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the European Economic Association and was awarded the Humboldt Prize in Germany. He is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He has been a frequent visitor to the Santa Fe Institute. His research has recently focused on the relationship between individual and collective economic behaviour and the role of direct interactions between economic agents in determining aggregate outcomes. His work is particularly focused on how economic systems can suddenly develop crises without any exogenous shock. He has also worked on general equilibrium theory, international trade, game theory, information, social choice, networks and economic justice.

Venue: Conference Room

Date: 24 April 2014

Time: 12:30 - 13:30